An unincorporated suburb of Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch is a very upscale residential area boasting gorgeous estates, equestrian trails and views of the Santa Barbara mountains (and for lucky residents whose properties back up to the ocean cliffs, our gorgeous coastline). Its signature entry includes a palm-tree lined drive that tells you that you have arrived in Hope Ranch. Celebrities from Fess Parker, Snoop Dogg to political figures such as H.R. Haldeman have lived in or have homes in Hope Ranch.
Maudie and Clark’s wedding had all the relaxed pace associated with Hope Ranch and didn’t miss one spot of the elegance offered, either. Special touches included a Dog of Honor, specialty tree leaves from the local woods provided unique escort cards, and a dance floor built over the pool! For us, it’s about guests having an incredible time and no celebration would be complete without a Santa Barbara-fresh experience. One of our favorites is to produce events with food stations, where guests get to experience a variety of farm-fresh local goodness and choose what they personally desire in an interactive setting. Check out Maudie and Clark’s wedding menu below:
Menu Highlights: Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres: Mac & Cheese Balls with Sharp Cheddar and Paprika; Fresh Kumquat and Goat Cheese on Belgian Endive with Honey Pecans; Grilled Chicken Quesadilla with Queso Fresco & Cilantro with Avocado Cream Swirl Stationary | Displayed Hors D’Oeuvres: Charcuterie Display- Cured Meats, Salamis and Paté, Served with Crisp Cornichons, Kalamata Olives and Dates; Served With Crusty French Breads, Dijon Mustard and Salted Butter; Artisan Cheese Board with Seasonal Fruits, Walnuts, Fig Preserve, Local Honey Served with Crusty Breads & Lavosh Crackers ; Dinner Stations: Farmer’s Market Station-Field Greens with Fresh Strawberries, Goat Cheese and Roasted Walnuts California Baby Field Greens, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Roasted Walnuts and Fresh Strawberries with Champagne Vinaigrette; Roasted Red Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic; Seasonal Vegetable Medley; Tender Purple & Green Kale Salad Sunflower Seeds, Golden Raisins and Dried Cherries Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette; Selection of Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with Butter ; Creamy Polenta with Fresh Parmesan and Chopped Italian Parsley; Carving Station for Dinner- Live Station with Uniformed Chef Carving Beef per Order -Herb & Garlic Sirloin of Beef Served with Basil Mayonnaise, Creamy Horseradish and Dijon Mustard; Salmon Station- Live Station with Uniformed Chef Carving Salmon Per Order- Grilled Marinated Salmon Fillet Served Whole and Carved to Order Served with Lemon & Herb Aioli, Tomatillo & Apple Salsa, Ginger Glaze and Dill Cream Sauce
Event Partner Cast: Venue: Private Estate in Hope Ranch | Catering: Catering Connection | Rentals: Ventura Rental | Florist: Lark Farnum Design | Cake: Lele Patisserie | Photographer: Anna J Photography | Above-Pool Dance Floor: Vigens Rentals | Video: Marabate Studios | Band: The Lucky Devils Band | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Hair/Makeup: Brianna Stewart | Transportation: SB Chauffeuring | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Smith & Murphy Events & Design House